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Cosmetology & Therapeutic Massage

Do you like working with your hands and engaging with clients? Our cosmetology and therapeutic massage programs can provide training to help you make others look and feel their best, setting you on a path to a career in cosmetology or massage.

Choose your path. Change your future.

This is where it all begins. You could tap into your creative side and begin a diploma/certificate program in cosmetology or therapeutic massage at Virginia College. Whether it’s relieving pain and stress or making someone feel beautiful, Virginia College can provide the hands-on training that could help you succeed in a real-world setting.

Virginia College’s cosmetology and therapeutic massage diploma/certificate programs could give you the skills and credentials needed to get started in a fun, growing field. Cosmetology occupations are projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 As the population continues to grow, the BLS predicts the need for personal care services will increase, as well. Virginia College could help you hone the skill set needed to be successful on the job.

Our cosmetology and therapeutic massage diploma/certificate programs are designed to introduce you to a variety of theories and techniques, so you can personalize your style and accommodate clients. From special occasion hair and makeup to massage technique, the cosmetology and therapeutic massage programs at Virginia College can provide specialized training that could help you discover work you love, just like other successful Cosmetology graduates.

1 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists, on the Internet https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/barbers-hairstylists-and-cosmetologists.htm (visited March 26, 2018). National long-term projections and salary averages may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth or any particular salary.

The College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed. Virginia College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

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